Siena's social work program is ranked in the top 25% nationally.

As a social work major, you'll develop the communication skills and understanding of social problems necessary to become a professional interviewer and community change agent. You'll be well-prepared to work with individuals, families, groups and communities to solve problems. The signature 450-hour internship program matches you to a professional supervised site based on your interests.

Internship settings include:

    • Schools
    • Nursing homes
    • Probation offices
    • Homelessness programs
    • Domestic violence shelters
    • Mental health facilities and programs

Siena's BSW Program has been accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) since 1985. Why is this important?

    • CSWE's Commission on Accreditation (COA) is responsible for developing accreditation standards that define competent preparation and ensuring that social work programs meet these standards
    • Graduate schools offer advanced standing programs to graduates of accredited BSW programs (as long as the student meets requirements set by the individual graduate school), allowing students to earn a Master's Degree in Social Work in less than 2 years

Your Future Success

Social workers practice with diverse populations in a variety of settings including criminal justice, military, schools, healthcare, substance abuse, children and families, gerontology (aging), homelessness/poverty, and others. Social workers advocate for others and help address social, economic, and environmental injustices.